Stephen F. Austin State University

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Stephen F. Austin State University currently has six NPHC chapters. Visit their website for more information about each chapter.

We strive to uphold the principles of our individual organizations as well as working together as a whole through brotherhood and sisterhood to excel in academics, service, and being of support to one another. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Becoming a member of any NPHC organization is a lifetime, financial commitment that should not be taken lightly. Once a member graduates, they should immediately activate with an alumni chapter. Being a member a NPHC Greek organization is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. I encourage all prospective members to research each Greek letter organization by visiting local and national websites, attending educational and social events, and speaking with current members before one decides which organization they would like to be a part of. Please keep in mind that any organization you seek to become a member of does not define you, but rather you define the organization. Choosing and being chosen as a member of a Greek organization is an honor and a privilege. So, it is important to know who you are before you join. Remember, "you make the letters, don't let the letters make you."

The Intake Process

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake, the process of selecting, educating and initiating new members at a time deemed by that specific organization, not by NPHC. Interested persons should note that individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year. These meetings will be advertised throughout various locations on campus and will provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about an organization. Students who are interested in learning about the entire council are encouraged to attend the annual NPHC Mixer. During the Mixer, each of the NPHC organizations on our campus will showcase their chapters and the history behind their organization.


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated was organized May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University during the time when African American students were deprived of the civil liberties that other students were given. The council is composed of the nine historically black fraternities and sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Collectively, these fraternities and sororities are known as the "Divine Nine". Our purpose is "unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations." The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African-American community in America since its inception.